Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tip: IE8 running on Windows 7 is slow.

Recently I am experiencing slowness on a web site that i am developing. When i tried to scroll down a page, the browser behaves jerky and non consistent. In other words, the scrolling is not smooth like what i tested in FireFox.

After searching much on the Internet, I discovered that some IE plugins might potentially slowing down the browser. Another obvious problem that some plugins can cause is huge memory consumption which eventually slows down the browser significantly. I had this experience whereby the Windows Live plugin actually eats up a lot of memory.
So please turn off all the unused plugins from the browser to make it fast again.

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